Re: support truncated long file name?


On Sun, 2006-06-25 at 12:18 +0100, Leon wrote:
> > Popup tooltips in the GTK tree/list widget are not possible in the current
> > stable releases, however I think they will be part of the upcoming GTK
> > 2.10.

Unfortunately, no.  They didn't make in time for the 2.10 schedule.

>  I agree that it would be good to use ellipsis (...) for filenames
> > that do not fit in their column, could you file a bug about this at
> > so that the developers don't forget about it?
> Funny story, this bug has been filed slightly more than 4 years
> ago. Here is the link:
> Can somebody raise the priority of the bug?

The GTK developers are pretty well aware of the situation.
Unfortunately, providing support for tooltips inside GtkTreeView is a
tricky thing to do, and requires a major overhauling of the tooltips
API.  This means introducing a major change in every application using
tooltips, so we need to do things right.

>  As a DE values usability
> and simplicity this much as gnome, it will be a shame to see this bug
> hang around for another 4 year.

Faster work implies giving a hand with code.  If you want, you can
contact Kristian, which is working on this issue, and help him by
writing some code yourself.


Emmanuele Bassi,  E: ebassi gmail com

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